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Re: Benjamin Doughty of Flushing, NY m. Abigail Whitehead
Posted by: Annie (ID *****4022) Date: October 26, 2004 at 06:53:56
In Reply to: Benjamin Doughty of Flushing, NY m. Abigail Whitehead by Teresa Terry of 1430

Teresa, Tell me if I'm following correctly,,, you wrote, "...another Doughty also married in Grace Church in Jamaica NY near the same time as Benjamin. It was Thomas Doughty a nephew of Jacob and son of Jacob's brother Francis Doughty. Thomas married Sarah Clement on 14 Mar 1728."

Below, I believe this is the correct Francis DOUGHTY that you are referring to in the above statement. He was an older brother to my Jacob DOUGHTY [b: 1672] who married Amy WHYTHEDE [Americanized to WHITEHEAD], along with their younger brother Benjamin DOUGHTY, SR.

Francis DOUGHTY, bc: 1661. Son of Elias DOUGHTY and Sarah Frances O'NEALE [or possibly widow WHITEHEAD] who were Quakers. Married circa 1686, White Plains, Westchester County, New York, to Mary PALMER, bc: 1665. Eldest daughter of John PALMER and Bridget TAYLOR of Westchester County. Francis and Mary had 11 known children, of which among the younger children was Thomas DOUGHTY, b: 08 DEC 1701, who married SARAH CLEMENTS, and they had two sons with neither one having issues.

Above, I believe Sarah O'NEALE was the correct surname of Elias DOUGHTY's spouse, and probably connected back to the Reverend Hugh O'NEALE who married Elias's sister, Mary DOUGHTY, as her second husband. Her first had been Dr. Adriaen "Yonkers" Von der DONCK [ONDERDONCK].

And, the two different SARAH CLEMENTS might be a clue here... Benjamin DOUGHTY, SR's mother-in-law was a Sarah CLEMENT(S), while his nephew, Thomas, also married a Sarah CLEMENT(S).

Benjamin DOUGHTY, SR, bc: 1674 ~ ["Under age in 1688"] ~ d: 01 AUG 1705, "the year he married" [which could have been as early as JAN... or seven months of marriage]. Son of Elias DOUGHTY and Sarah O'NEALE/WHITEHEAD. Married 1704/05, to Hannah HINCHMAN, daughter of John Hinchman and SARAH CLEMENT(S). After the death of Benjamin, Hannah married (2) Samuel THORNE, JR. ~ d: DEC 1759, and they had five or six children.

NOTE: 22 AUG 1705, Hannah THORN, late widow of Benjamin DOUGHTY, appointed administratrix of his estate. Hannah [HINCHMAN] DOUGHTY-THORN was mentioned in the 1767 Will of Mary [WAY] DOUGHTY, widow of Obadiah DOUGHTY, son of Francis DOUGHTY and Mary PALMER.

Why was Hannah mentioned in the Will of Mary, unless there was a DOUGHTY child involved? Of course, we may find that Mary WAY was blood related to her... and, out the window goes that theory. But, if there wasn't a child, wouldn't it be unusal for Hannah to be named administratrix of Benjamin's estate, after she had already married someone else.

On the marriage below, I see we differ by a couple years, and I can't verify at the moment, [with 2 days of computer problems, surprised I can find anything], have you a reference to this marriage date?

Benjamin DOUGHTY, JR., bc: 1705 ~ d: 1746, Princeton, New Jersey. Married 09 JUN 1722 [vs: 25 NOV 1720], Jamaica, New York, to Abigail WHYTHEDE, Daughter of Jonathan WHITEHEAD and Sarah FIELD. Jonathan WHITEHEAD, a sibling to Amy WHITEHEAD who married my Jacob DOUGHTY... a brother to Benjamin, SR and Francis DOUGHTY.

By 1725, Benjamin DOUGHTY, JR, his wife Abigail and family were living in Burlington County, New Jersey ~ On 20 MAR 1738/39, Benjamin DOUGHTY was appointed guardian of "A" SAMUEL STOCKTON [possibly JR, and son of Samuel STOCKTON, SR and Amy DOUGHTY, deceased.]

Amy DOUGHTY, [d: 1725], and Samuel STOCKTON, SR, [d: 1739], had two children before she died: {1} Samuel, b: 1724 ~ d: 1767, probably unmarried as his sister administered his estate. {2} Amy STOCKTON, b: 1725 ~ d: 1777, unmarried.

Above, I wrote "A" Samuel STOCKTON, because I'm not really sure Benjamin DOUGHTY was made guardian of Amy's son, Samuel; unless at the age of about 14 or 15 he didn't get along with Rachel STOUT, [d: 1771], second spouse of Samuel STOCKTON, SR. [They had six children.] So I need help here as I haven't read the guardianship papers... but, something just doesn't quite add up, but can't find another Samuel to fit... then, another thought, perhaps the guardianship was for educational purposes?

Now, Amy DOUGHTY,b: 30 JUN 1702 [30th day 04th month 1702, os]who married Samuel STOCKTON, also had a sister named Elizabeth DOUGHTY, b: 17 MAR 1706/07 [17th day 01st month 1707, os], New York ~ d: 03/09 DEC 1781, Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, who married Joseph STOCKTON, a brother to Samuel, SR and sons of Richard STOCKTON and Susanna WITHAM, b: 29 NOV 1668. And, Elizabeth also had children, among others, named Jacob, SAMUEL, b: 1740, and Anne STOCKTON, b: 1725, as mentioned in the Will below of Jacob DOUGHTY's widow. So, which Samuel was being named in their grandmother's Will? Elizabeth's "Jacob" wasn't born until 1749, and Grandmother Amy's Will is dated 1742...

So, I'm wondering if Amy DOUGHTY Stockton's two children weren't actually {1} Jacob for the Samuel and {2} Amy for the Anne in the Will of Grandmother Amy. OR, before Amy DOUGHTY Stockton died, had THREE children instead of the two. Not concerned with the Amy vs: Anne name as the two seem to be interchangeable in these families.

NOTE: Will of Amy [WHITEHEAD]DOUGHTY, widow, of Hunterdon County, New Jersey, dated 07 APR 1742, probated 02 AUG 1742 ~ Mentioned Children: Daniel, Debora [Heaton], Mary [Jones], Sarah [Humphreys], Elizabeth [STOCKTON], Esther [Coat(es)] and Abigal [King]. Grandchildren, Jacob and Samuel STOCKTON, Anne Jones, Anne STOCKTON, Anne Coat(es) and Anne King. Son-in-law, Joseph Stockton. Executors: Daniel Dougherty, Joseph Stockton, Samuel Coat and William King ~ Witnesses: Robert and Susanna Stockton and Benjamin White. [Abstracts of Philadelphia County Wills, 1726 ~ 1747 ~ F.305]

All very interesting....

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